The girls of Vanilla Mood like to think of their music as having a classical touch and want people of all ages to enjoy their music. Waka was born on December 9th in 1980 with the Blood Type of A. She plays the flute for the group and has been playing since she was just seven years old. Her intrest in music comes from both of her parents fondness for it. As a child she really loved piano as well.
Waka's favorite musicians are Beethoven, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Yoshida Mikazu and Hiroshige Kagami. Yui was born on October 20th in 1982 with the Blood Type of O. She plays the violin for the group and has been playing since she was four years old. Music runs her family for her mother plays the piano and her aunt plays violin. It was her aunt who taught her how to play the violin and Yui says playing it came natrually to her to begin with.
Yui's favorite musicians are Stephanie Grappelli, ROBY LAKATOS, HEIFETZ, and YooYoo Ma. Mariko was born on July 14th in 1982 with the Blood Type of B. She plays the cello for the group and has been playing it since she was eight. She also knows how to play the violin and has been playing it since she was four. She wanted to play music after seen a scene with music in it inside one of her picture books as a child.
Some of Mariko's favorite musicians are Queen and YooYoo Ma. She has peformed live before joining the band in a classical company concert. She has also participated on Turtle Island Strings Quartet CD. Keiko was born on Setpember 28th in 1982 with the Blood Type of A.
She plays the piano for the group as well as does most of the vocals. She also composes and writes the lyrics for all the songs in the group. She's been playing piano since 4 and started to learn how to compose music in her first year of primary school. She used to go to her older sister's music classroom to play and it soon became a habit of hers.
Keiko has done several contests through the years as well, including a Yamaha contest she won in middle school. She also received recognition in high school from the General Affairs Agency and the Ministry of Education. Through this she received sponsership from Oubunsha (a japanese publisher). Keiko's favorite kinds of music are R&B and Jazz.
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